Boillot and Lauck

  • American

Elmer Bolllot and Jesse Lauck were partners in the architectural firm of Boillot and Lauck for over forty years. The partnership began in 1907 when nineteen-year-old Lauck joined Boillot's existing practice. Before World War I, the company was known for its residential designs, constructing numerous singlefamily residences in Kansas City's growing midtown neighborhoods. During the 1920s, the firm added larger apartment buildings and apartment hotels to its portfolio by working with some of the city's leading builders, including C 0 Jones, Charles Phillips, and R. J. DeLano. They erected many of these buildings near the Country Club Plaza. Working in conjunction with architect Nelle E. Peters, Boillot and Lauck designed the series of apartment buildings on the Country Club Plaza named for the poets Longfellow, Lowell, Carlyle, Field, and Browning. Through the 1940s, the work of Boillot and Lauck followed Kansas City's residential development as it progressed south. During this period, the firm built numerous single-family homes in the fashionable neighborhoods of J C Nichols' Country Club district. Before World War I, the firm developed plans for Fort Riley, Kansas, and during World War II the firm designed plans to remodel the army base.

Following Boillot's death in 1947, Lauck continued to practice as J F Lauck Associates until he retired in 1966 at the age of seventy-eight. During this period, Lauck designed larger apartment buildings, such as the Quality Hill 'Towers development near downtown Kansas City, as well as garden apartment complexes, including the Broadway Garden Apartments and the Rockhill Gardens Apartments. In 1969, Lauck died at the age of eighty-one. - NRHP, 15 July 2005

Notable Position Person From To
Principal Jesse F Lauck 1907 1947
Principal Elmer R Boillot 1907 1947

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1925/00/00 Spanish Colonial style 910 Ward Pkwy is built for developer Charles Ogan Jones. Architect Park Manor Historic District Kansas City
1925/00/00 Spanish Colonial style 920 Ward Pkwy is built for developer Charles Ogan Jones. Architect Park Manor Historic District Kansas City
1927/00/00 Silent Unity, a combination prayer facility-office building situated to the east of Unity Tower, is designed in the Italian Renaissance tradition by Boillot and Lauck. Architect Unity School of Christianity Historic District Unity Village
1927/00/00 Spanish Colonial style 4826 Roanoke Pkwy (900 Ward Pkwy) is built for developer Charles Ogan Jones. Architect Park Manor Historic District Kansas City
1927/00/00 Unity Tower, a 150 foot reinforced-concrete structure, is designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Boillot and Lauck. Architect Unity School of Christianity Historic District Unity Village
1930/00/00 Foster B Parriott House is built for oilman Foster Brooks Parriott and his wife Kathleen (Casey) Parriott, 1929-1930. Architect Foster B Parriott House Tulsa
1930/02/00 Hotel Phillips opens. Architect Hotel Phillips Kansas City
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